Afghan Biographies

Mullah Shirin Akhund Shireen


Name Mullah Shirin Akhund Shireen
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Provincial Governor Kabul
History and Biodata

1. Former Provincial Governor Kabul:
Sayed Hussain Anwari,
Sayed Mohammad Khairkhwa (200506),
Haji Din Mohammad (20060211),
Dr. Zabihullah Mujaddidi Mujaddedi (20091024 - 20110228 resigned),
Ahmadullah Alizai acting (20110825, 20111221)
Ahmadullah Alizai (20120412- 20120919)
Abdul Jabar Taqwa (20120920, 20131118-2014)
Mahbubullah Mohibi acting Governor (20150000)
Eng. Hamid Akram (20151017-20170800)
Mohammad Yaqub Haidari (20170831, 20190112, 20200516)
Abdul Mansour Rahman (20210822) acting
Mullah Shirin (20210824) acting
Deputy Governor:
Mrs. Sima Joyenda Sima Joinda (20151221, 20171011)
Mrs. Munira Yousufzada (20180520)
Mrs. Hanifa Girowal Hanifa Gariwal (20200115)
Mohabbatullah Mohammadi Mahboobullah Muhabi and his secretary have been killed in a magnetic IED explosion (20201215)

Provincial Department of Education Head:
Najibullah Kamran (20110326)

Kabul population registration department head:
Hamayon Mohtat (20170621)


2. Previous Function:
Security guard of the Taliban founder Mullah Omar
Military affairs in-charge of eastern provinces
Taliban negotiator

3. Biodata:
Mullah Mohammad Shirin Mullah Shireen Akhund Shirin Noorzai aka Abdullah Hanafi is part of the leadership council as well as the political office in Doha. He is an Alizai (or Noorzai) tribe member from Kandahar who used to be close to Taleban founder Mullah Omar: He was in charge of organising Omar’s personal security.  In 2016 he was mentioned as being in charge of the war in 19 provinces. In 2018, a UN Security Council report described him as “the Taliban Head of Intelligence for the Southern Region”. The former director of the NDS, Rahmatullah Nabil in October 2018 on Twitter accused Shirin of being behind the assassination of Kandahar’s police chief General Raziq. He has been mentioned as member of the negotiation team in official statements.

Last Modified 2021-09-08
Established 2020-09-13